Category: Student Life

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Sam may have cracked the code and racked up a decent set of life hacks that have proved to breathe new life into his bank balance and helped him to budget more. Sit back, take notes and learn how to budget better.

Creative Writing masters graduate Laura Stroud works at her laptop

Laura Stroud explores five ways that studying a Creative Writing Masters at Derby has helped her personally and professionally.

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Lauren's experience over the past three years at the University of Derby has been filled with so many different opportunities that she never would have experienced had she not called the Clearing team and secured a place.

Mohika Shankar sits in a classroom

Mohika Shankar, a second year international student, answers common FAQs international students may have about moving to the UK for the first time. From what to bring with you from home, to what British weather is like and her favourite cities to visit.

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Simran Kaur Chohan relates her experience of being President of the Accounting and Finance Society and outlines how this has helped her to gain real-world learning experiences. 

Second year student, Kieya looks outwards towards the sea.

Second-year International Tourism Management student, Kieya, talks about her completing her degree during the pandemic and explains the steps she took to support her wellbeing.

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Ioana Batcu is a third-year Business Management student. In her blog, she discusses the importance of looking after your wellbeing as a student. Her helpful advice to better your wellbeing is shared in 3 top tips, from her own experience of lowering her stress levels while maintaining fun within her daily routine.

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International student, Frederico Castanho, details his experience of working part-time as a Unibuddy.

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Jorge Estevão explains how Unibuddy provided the support he needed to move from Portugal to Derby. Now he's a Unibuddy himself and hoping to support other students on their university journey.

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Arvin Johal is a Unibuddy for the University. Here, he discusses what a Unibuddy is, what the role entails, and how he's found the experience so far.